Hopefully you are taking advantage of the year end to take a break and spend some time with family and friends.
If you are just starting out in Internet Marketing, the end of the year is also a great time to evaluate what you accomplished this year and what you want to focus on in the coming year.
Ponder on these questions for a bit and I’ll share my experiences too:
What did you do in 2019 that worked?
What were your successes? Maybe you started your email list. Or built a blog. Or maybe you created a sales page for a product. Whatever it is, make a note of why it was helpful for you and how you plan to build on that this year.
For me, the first thing that comes to mind was an eBook that I created and sold. It wasn’t a huge success financially – I only sold about $100 worth of the book – but I received some great feedback on it. Actually, negative feedback, but that was great information for me to have to understand what the members of this niche are looking for and what is important to them. (It wasn’t the IM niche.) I can definitely build on that information to create my next product for that niche.
Have you decided on your niche yet?
If you are like me, you may have started somewhat haphazard in testing different niches. But at some point we have to lock in and dedicate our resources to one or two niches. (Depending upon how much time you are giving to this endeavor. I’m giving full time at the moment.) Ever want someone to bounce your ideas off? Shoot me an email and we can chat. Sometimes it helps just to say what you’re thinking out loud to someone else to focus your ideas.
For me, this year was a year of clarity regarding niches, but I still have too many that I want to participate in. My goal for this last week is to force myself to put a few of these on the back burner for future years and focus on two specific niches.
What areas do you need to spend some time learning?
There are so many aspects to Internet Marketing that it is impossible to master them all at once. List building, copy writing, page building, product creation, generating traffic, and collecting payment are just a few of the key areas.
I gained some very valuable skills this year, but I still need to learn a lot more about generating traffic. That is one of my goals for 2020. (Along with more product creation.)
Regardless of how well this year went – or didn’t go – I hope 2020 is your best year yet and a launching point for your Internet Marketing journey.
Take some time as the calendar clicks over to a new year and make sure you are focused to start the new year. Drop me a comment and let me know how your planning for 2020 is going!